OnePlus has new cheap headphones, it’s Nord Buds. The manufacturer already offers smartphones from the Nord range and now here are the first headphones to join this category.
Introducing the OnePlus Nord Buds headphones
The OnePlus Nord Buds feature a 12.4 mm diaphragm with support for Bluetooth 5.2. There are four microphones in total (two on each earbud) and noise cancellation during calls thanks to artificial intelligence. Another support is Dolby Atmos for better sound quality depending on the audio files being played.
On the autonomy side, OnePlus claims that its headphones can last seven hours on a full charge. This climbs to 30 hours if we take into account the charging case. Also, charging is done via the USB-C port and 10 minutes of charging gives five hours of battery life according to the company.
On the other hand, the headphones have low latency, especially when connected to a OnePlus smartphone (94 ms) with Games mode. Also, there is water resistance (IP55).
The OnePlus Nord Buds will be available in several countries and regions, including Europe. Pricing in the US will be $39.99, with availability starting May 31. The launch in Europe should take place on the same date or in the following weeks with a price probably between 40 and 50 euros.
How to explain this low price given the features, including support for Dolby Atmos? There are a few things missing. There’s no support for wireless charging for example, just like there’s no active noise reduction. Also, Google’s FastPair is absent, meaning you’ll have to go through Android’s settings to connect the headphones via Bluetooth. With Fast Pair, a pop-up appears on the smartphone screen to quickly connect the accessory.